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May 03, 2015

Rock of ages tribute to AMWU loyalist

Rock of ages tribute to AMWU loyalist

This week’s International Workers’ Memorial Day was solemn for our members who joined ceremonies remembering people killed or harmed at work.

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April 23, 2015

Fresh pay deal a filling meal

Fresh pay deal a filling meal

Australians’ appetite for fresh, gourmet-style pasta meals has played well for AMWU members who are enjoying a new union agreement on the back of solid growth at a Melbourne food manufacturer. 

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April 23, 2015

Comcare changes inflict maximum pain

Comcare changes inflict maximum pain

Jane* is hoping that the AMWU can defeat major Abbott Government changes to the federal Comcare scheme to spare other injured workers from the ordeal she is being put through.

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April 23, 2015

Shipbuilders kick goals at AFL derby

Shipbuilders kick goals at AFL derby

Shipbuilding was the winner last weekend when AMWU members in Perth handed out thousands of leaflets to AFL supporters outside Subiaco Oval before the big Eagles versus Dockers derby.  

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April 17, 2015

Jess gets the Drum on print skills

Jess gets the Drum on print skills

Jess McAuley had never discussed joining a union, but she can see the merit after discovering the AMWU’s co-operation with employers in developing competency-based apprenticeship like the one she is so enjoying.

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April 17, 2015

No surrender on Caterpillar jobs

No surrender on Caterpillar jobs

The AMWU is urging Tasmania’s Hodgman Government not to meekly run up the white flag on 280 jobs and instead make the case to Caterpillar to reconsider offshoring production of mining vehicles from the state’s northwest.

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April 17, 2015

Honest verdict on new print apprenticeships

Honest verdict on new print apprenticeships

AMWU National Print Secretary Lorraine Cassin is predicting a bright future for the print and packaging industry as she encouraged an enthusiastic group of talented apprentices brought together this week by FuturePrint.

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April 17, 2015

Defence members declare war over wage insult

Defence members declare war over wage insult

AMWU members in Defence have joined an army of Australian public servants revolting against the Abbott Government by voting to take protected industrial action against proposed wage cuts.

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April 14, 2015

UNIONS REJECT ABBOTT GOVERNMENT’S CLAIMS ON PRODUCTIVITY.

Defence Minister Kevin Andrews needs to recognise that productivity has improved at ASC and take the crucial decision to build Australia’s future submarines in Adelaide. 

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April 02, 2015

Andrews' conversion a fake without ship contracts

Andrews' conversion a fake without ship contracts

A belated epiphany from the embattled Abbott Government on the need for a continuous local building program for Australian navy ships is welcome but needs more than rhetoric to rescue the industry.

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